Ronaldo back in the goals!

After a two month goal drought Ronaldo was back to his old tricks…scoring in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final against Internacional. Ronaldo vs Internacional

He scored his 11th goal of the season eight minutes into the second half when he took a long pass from Elias, dribbled past Indio and shot low into the bottom corner of goalkeeper Lauro’s net.

Jorge Henrique opened the scoring for Corinthians midway through the first half, finishing off a fine move on the wing by Marcelo Oliveira.
The winners qualify for next year’s South American Libertadores Cup, taking one of five Brazilian berths in the competition.
The visitors had forward Leandro sent off in the 79th minute, 22 minutes after coming on as a substutite, after being booked for two nasty fouls.

Inter, who host the return leg in Porto Alegre on July 1, were without three leading players — Argentine playmaker Andres D’Alessandro is injured while striker Nilmar and fullback Kleber are with Brazil at the Confederations Cup in South Africa.


Nike’s new ad …the new Brazilian with pace…Neymar da Silva!

Check this video out as the speedy Neymar models nikes new mecurial superfly football boots…and my word does this boy fly!

Neymar has only played one professional game for Santos. However, he has already reportedly attracted substantial interest from European clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, AC Milan, Real Madrid, Arsenal, Barcelona and Chelsea, all of whom are believed to have sent scouts to watch the player, dubbed “the new Pele” as he competes in the Copinha, a large junior tournament in Sao Paulo, Madrid are believed to have signed a pre-contract agreement with Neymar’s agent, Wagner Ribeiro, lasting until 2011. However Santos, who were not party to that arrangement have secured the players image rights until 2015, securing their ownership of the player and right to a sizeable transfer fee

Dunga gives Maradona some friendly advice

dungaThe coach of the Brazilian national team believes Diego Maradona will have to begin thinking like a coach if he wants to find success with Argentina. Dunga, who also encountered his fair share of problems when he took charge of the Selecao, gave Diego Maradona some advice.

“He can function (Maradona, as a coach), but he has to be careful: it is necessary for him to stop thinking like a player, it is a process that has taken me time,”  said the ex World Cup winner.

Finally, in reference to the possibilities of Pato playing for the national team, Dunga explained that the Milan striker will have his chance in the future, but at the moment Luis Fabiano is playing “very well.”

War of the Legends continues…Maradona:”Pele lost his Virginity to a man”

pele-maradonaDiego Maradona has reacted to claims made by Pele that he is not a good role model for children, by declaring that he lost his virginity with a man!

The Brazilian legend claimed last week that both Ronaldo and Robinho have taken drugs, and that Maradona is not someone to look up to because of his history with narcotics.

The Argentine coach was asked for his thoughts on these statements at a press conference today, and did not twist his words when responding.

“What do you want me to say? He debuted (lost his virginity) with a lad (a man),” is what the coach is reported to have said by a host of sources, including Marca.

The response prompted plenty of laughter from all the journalists present at the conference but it is unlikely to go down to well with the Brazilian, nor with some onlookers.

Pele has already had to track back on his claims that Robinho had taken drugs after the Manchester City man threatened to take legal action.

The now retired Pele claimed that what had been quoted was a “misunderstanding” and suggested the drugs claims were not true.

This latest remark by Maradona has dragged the Brazilian legend into the spotlight yet again and it will be intriguing to see if, or how, he reacts to the comments.